Buyers Beware: Fake R4 making its rounds

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  1. shaunj66
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    Buyers Beware: Fake R4 making its rounds

    Poor R4 DS clone








    We've just received word that fake R4 DS flash carts are making their rounds in China and some online stores. Unlike the original R4, these clones use cheap internal flash memory and are poor MK5/N-Card (etc.) knock-offs, that are being sold under the R4 DS name. The packages are almost identical and so are the cards themselves, the main difference is that the clones have small blue labels on them indicating the size of the internal flash memory.

    So be careful if you're planning on picking up an R4 DS soon. The R4 team will obviously not be offering support or replacements to purchasers of the fake R4s.


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  2. 4saken

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    I just saw this on yyjoy.com a moment ago. If you can see the product for yourself, it's not hard to tell which is fake, which is a good thing.
     
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  4. shaunj66
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    Yeh that's true. Just beware of stores selling R4 with "bundled" memory. They might be trying to fool you. [​IMG]
     
  5. -EX-

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    Well, if that an N-card clone, it's not that bad, you can flash it with MK5 firmware. And this package offers an DS Lite sized GBA linker. It's pretty interesting.
     
  6. 2cb2ct7

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Ctrl+Z [​IMG]
     
  7. Destructobot

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    Note that the real box says 'microSD' on it, and the fake box does not. It's refreshing to see that kind of honesty in counterfeiters.
     
  8. 4saken

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    It's not certain whether it can take the n-card firmware (or the clones), but the inclusion of the DSL Dust Cover sized usb linker implies that it does (N-card comes packaged with the same black linker)
     
  9. thegame07

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    well if you purchase an r4 you want an offcial r4 nothing else.
     
  10. -EX-

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    Really? I thought N-cards have only GBA sized usb linker.
     
  11. Spikey

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    Heh, funny. How do you go making fake R4's and end up putting in internal memory when the real one uses micro sd? These people can't even make a fake cart properly... [​IMG]
     
  12. retrohead

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    Any danger of actually linking to the source page for a change?
     
  13. mackster

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    LOL this is like the crappiest attempt to fake clone R4
     
  14. TheStump

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    wow the fake is quite fugly.
    I hope most user on this forum has the common sense to know these are fakes, i wonder though how many people they will suck in.
    LOL pirates ripping off pirates. I wonder if someone will rip thee guys off too. Makes sense to use the R4 label for a fake cart though, with all the hype going on about it, its defiantly the best cart to clone. Plus the poor sods that get sucked in will say "wow R4 now with internal memory, sweet".
    it's pretty funny when you think about it.
     
  15. bobrules

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    thanks for the news, it's actually quite hard to tell from the real one if you just konw that you need to buy an R4.
     
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    Any chance of not ripping off every single thing we do and every news story we post for a change?
     
  17. Killermech

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    They've might as well replaced that size sticker with one that saids 'FAKE'.
    But still, unawared people might fall for this.
     
  18. Costello

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    the source of the news I'll give it to you: http://www.gbatemp.net
    we were contacted by the R4 DS team who sent us these images, and we added the "FAKE / REAL" tags ourselves.

    You stole the images from our website and watermarked them with your own site name, this is hilarious [​IMG]
     
  19. mr_blonde_88

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  20. retrohead

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    OMG you have absolutely no clue what you are talking about! Seriously guys, get a life. I asked for a link to source and you start saying we are ripping you off? Did I mention anything about you ripping off ds-scene? No!! Lets keep this clean please else I will take your attitude!

    I think you guys have just shown GBATemps true colours